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Civic Engagement Minor

"Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve." –Martin Luther King, Jr.

Discover the greatness within you by combining your educational pursuits with community work on an issue of your choice. Connect your academic, professional, and civic identities with the Civic Engagement Minor, a 15-credit, self-designed program that focuses on your rights and responsibilities as emerging leaders in your fields and the community at large.

Employers are looking for candidates who can work with people with diverse backgrounds and views, who are also active participants in civic life. This Civic Engagement Minor will help you:

  • Enhance your professional identity and prospects through networking opportunities and work with a community partner.
  • Gain a solid academic grounding in the historical, creative, political, and scientific issues connected to your area of interest.
  • Design a digital portfolio that reflects your coursework and experiential learning projects that may also be suitable for professional communications and networking.

To add this minor:

  • Fill out and sign the application form.
  • Bring the signed copy to Jennifer Griffiths, 16 W 61, room 613, or scan and email to, for review and signature.
  • Bring the completed form to the Office of the Registrar.
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